Failure-to-signal violation results in drug arrest

A local man was arrested on multiple drug-related charges after a Columbus police officer saw him fail to signal a turn on Gladstone Avenue near Seventh Street.

Jack D. Bryant, 26, 642 Glendale Drive, was arrested on charges of resisting law enforcement, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a legend drug injection device, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Columbus police officer Robert Mitchell saw Bryant driving a silver Chevrolet truck at about 12:45 a.m. Thursday, Harris said. Officer Branch Schrader and K-9 Argo went to the traffic stop and Argo alerted to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle, Harris said.

Mitchell asked Bryant to leave the vehicle and Bryant refused, Harris said. A short time later, Bryant was arrested and in a search of the vehicle, officers found methamphetamine, marijuana, syringes and other drug paraphernalia inside a backpack in the vehicle, Harris said.

Bryant is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $76,000 bond, jail officials said.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.